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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 23, 2014, 11:54:52 PM »
To get that crop reach advantage, you need a GREAT lens. A lens like the 100-400 or the Tamron 150-600 is not sharp enough.

Not true.

I'll challenge anyone to go out with a 1DX or 5DII or III and get a moon shot like this one with a 100-400L.

Nice image, well processed; but not sure I see the point.

It was shot with a 100-400L + 1.4x TC - so you could not even capture that image on a crop camera with the 100-400L alone.

Phil.

And what's the purpose of a TC?  Answer:  To compensate for the sensor under sampling the lens.  A 1.4x TC can be thought of as shrinking the pixels by 1.4x or as doubling the pixel count, rather than doing anything optically.  They are equivalent, and in both cases if the lens isn't resolving the detail, the extra pixels or extra magnification won't help.  But it does help as you just said yourself.  And you are right.

 ???

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 23, 2014, 11:24:37 PM »
To get that crop reach advantage, you need a GREAT lens. A lens like the 100-400 or the Tamron 150-600 is not sharp enough.

Not true.

I'll challenge anyone to go out with a 1DX or 5DII or III and get a moon shot like this one with a 100-400L.

Nice image, well processed; but not sure I see the point.

It was shot with a 100-400L + 1.4x TC - so you could not even capture that image on a crop camera with the 100-400L alone.

Phil.

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Any additional info on the status of this? I am trying to get a 5d3 tethered to a Mac using OS X Yosemite.

Tried the AU Canon download of EOS Utility 3 and it still says that it is incompatible with the operating system. Tried looking for a US download on Canon USA site and couldn't find anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/eos_slr_camera_systems/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii#DriversAndSoftware

Select 'OS X Mavericks 10.9' as the operating system.

Version 3.0.1 works fine with my 5D3 on Yosemite (as does 2.14.40 if you want to use version 2).
You can also download the updated versions of DPP 3 & 4 here - both of these also work for me on Yosemite.

Phil.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M with Magic Lantern, shutter cannot release
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
I switch  the SD Card to a Sanddisk Ultra, 4GB, class 4 ( I know, It is old). It works like a champ. No more "shutter bug". May be ML is right, It is "card dependent". But I still cannot explain why the same card has been  working right for the last 3 months and suddenlybecome incompatable with ML.

I was able to reproduce this on my EOS-M. Only happens with the 18-55 lens, as others have reported.

I suspect it's a startup timing problem or race condition - an older card will take longer to load the ML code and thus change how ML and the Canon firmware interact.

I haven't done a lot of development with ML yet; but I have extensive experience with CHDK. If I get some time in the near future, I'll see if I can track it down.

Phil.

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: October 04, 2014, 02:51:19 AM »
Juneau.


Phil.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:20:22 PM »
I still don't understand why there is controversy....

Children can't stand to lose an argument, and this applies equally to both sides ::)
http://www.montypython.net/scripts/argument.php

Phil.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:05:19 AM »
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.



Phil.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:09 AM »
From a recent trip to Alaska & Canada.

Katmai National Park


Thumb River - Karluk Lake


Pavlof Bay


Glendale Cove


Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How do reds come out in your 5d3 ?
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:33:43 AM »
I didn't realize that the raw file is not according a colour space. However strange that Canon places a _ in front of the raw filename, in case you choose for AdobeRGB, while the raw file is independent of the colour space as you mentioned.

Keeps the filenames consistent if you shoot RAW + JPEG.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:16:00 PM »
Another pet peeve about the 5D3, they put a slow-ass SD slot in it instead of UHS-1 like they did for the 6D even though the technology was available and mature.  And when you have media in the SD slot, it slows the much faster CF rate down to a crawl.  Totally ridiculous!  Grrrr.

Haven't had that problem - under what circumstances does the CF card slow down when there's an SD card in the camera?

I boot Magic Lantern off an SD card; but write all images to the CF card.

Phil.

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Clicking on thumbnails in some posts causes a new window to open - which is really annoying (as jrista said).
For example :- http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19270.msg420885#msg420885

Clicking thumbnails on other posts expands the image inline in the current window - which is much better.
Example :- http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22155.msg422728#msg422728

Is it possible to have all the images work like the second example above?

Phil.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 stills in video mode - cropped
« on: August 05, 2014, 04:11:45 PM »
I don't think there is a way to do this in Lightroom or ACR.

You can alter the EXIF data with exiftool though - for example

    exiftool -CroppedImageTop=0 -CroppedImageHeight=3840 imagefilename.CR2

Phil.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:00:41 PM »
No problems here, and have had excellent service from Tamron.

I sent mine to Tamron to investigate a servo AF issue on the 5DIII - they updated the firmware and must have calibrated the lens because it's perfect at 0 AFMA wide and tele. Before it was -5 (W) to +3 (T).

Phil.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:20:26 AM »
After clicking the .dmg it creates a drive. Inside of it are the pdf and the fir files to either be copied to cf or accessed via the eos utility. Yeah. Tried it with 2.0.5 from canon and 2.0.3 from some other sites. Even found -1.2.3 and tried it.
Same error. Unable to locate firmware.....check the card, reset battery. It's on the card, in the right spot(root).the impression I am getting is that the camera is not looking in the right place. Would magic lantern do that. Maybe the former owner used it. I'm not that involved with it yet, still learning how to use the camera to its fullest potential.

What size is the memory card?

May not apply here; but I believe on some Canon cameras firmware update won't work on very large cards.

Phil.

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